There is truly nothing better than a family outing at the Chinatown arcade and ending the night at the new hidden gem, Golden Diner!
Courtesy of Time Out, Golden Diner is joining a growing number of restaurants whose chefs left behind their high-end pedigrees in favor of more fun, laid-back takes on comfort food—MeMe’s Diner and, arriving later this year, Soho Diner and Thai Diner—Sam Yoo has pivoted from Momofuku Ko and Torrisi to debut a greasy spoon of his very own. Unlike the real thing, Yoo’s version opens at 10am, too late for prework meetings, though its hours go till 11pm. While the new Two Bridges restaurant is decked out in the leather-covered swivel stools, doily-like curtains and stained-glass lamps of yesteryear, the menu offers all-day eggs, pancakes and other nostalgic classics that are updated with global accents, alongside more plant-based options than is typical of these retrofitted spots.
P.S. You can’t forget to get the golden punch drink, chicken katsu club & Korean fried chicken wings- to die for! It’s not on the menu but a must ask is the pineapple caramel dessert- even my teen and tween loved it!